(née Fradkin) | Contact Kat
A Certified Nurse-Midwife, Kat currently works as the Eastern Cleveland regional coordinator for Birth and Beyond Doula Services, and as the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner at Oberlin College for Family Planning Services of Lorain County. She is also interested in the role that Kangaroo Care (KC) can play in promoting breastfeeding in newborns. Her work in this area has led a poster presentation at a the 44th Annual Conference of the American College of Nurse-Midwives in June 1999. She has also published two professional articles:
- "Using Kangaroo Care in a Clinical Setting", MCN, Vol. 24 No. 4 (primary author)
- "An Eclamptic Woman's Story", MCN, Vol. 24 No. 6 (co-author)
Kat has also held a coordinating role in a major KC study conducted at CWRU.
In her precious few spare moments, Kat does her best to spoil her cat, Gravity, and to keep Eric's ego in check—which, let's face it, can be a full time job.